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  • Golden rule: Americans secure first trophy under Klinsmann

    While the World Cup will be the ultimate test, it's hard to complain about the United States' Gold Cup triumph.

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  • US books Honduras friendly ahead of Ecuador

    Jurgen Klinsmann will get his first post-World Cup look at the United States in back-to-back matches when the Americans face two games in five days against Latin American rivals. USA Soccer announced Friday that the Americans will play host to Honduras on October 14 at Florida Atlantic University…

    AFP
  • Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

    Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. The 35-year-old Howard will continue to play for Everton in the English Premier League. So I look forward to coming back next fall and competing for a spot.'' Howard starred in this year's World Cup in Brazil, particularly in a…

    The Associated Press
  • Tim Howard announces year-long break from torturing opponents with the U.S. national team

    Tim "The Secretary of Defense" Howard's immense performance against Belgium at the World Cup is something that is still exhausting just to think about over a month later, so it should come as no surprise that he has announced a well deserved year-long break from international play.

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  • U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

    (Reuters) - U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Thursday,…

    Reuters
  • American Donovan to retire after 2014 MLS season

    Landon Donovan, the United States' all-time top scorer, will retire from the game at the end of the current Major League Soccer season, the player said on Thursday. "The time is right for me," Donovan, 32, told a news conference at his LA Galaxy team's headquarters after issuing a retirement…

    Reuters
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  • Landon Donovan announces he will retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season

    If you're going to announce your retirement, doing it the day after scoring the winning goal against Bayern Munich in the MLS All-Star game is a dramatic way to do it. And that's what Landon Donovan has decided to do.

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  • Germany vs Argentina

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Germany play Argentina in the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. ...

    Reuters
  • Klinsmann ready to turn to youth after U.S. exit

    By Simon Evans SAO PAULO (Reuters) - United States coach Juergen Klinsmann says he will now turn to youth after his team’s World Cup ended in a second-round defeat by Belgium. The U.S. lost 2-1 in extra-time on Tuesday and although Klinsmann praised the effort and spirit of his team during the…

    Reuters
  • Costa Rican coach follows 'Special One's' recipe for success

    Costa Rica's fairytale run to their first ever World Cup quarter-final owes a lot to the coaching philosophy of Portugal's 'Special One' Jose Mourinho, admits their Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto. Mourinho may never have been a national coach but his success mainly with Porto, Chelsea and Inter…

    AFP
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  • Chris Wondolowski misses easy stoppage-time chance for U.S., creates offside confusion (Video)

    The U.S. striker missed a great chance at the end of second-half stoppage time. Yet it wouldn't have counted anyway.

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  • The X-factor for U.S. penalty shootout success

    With Jurgen Klinsmann and his staff, the U.S. has the best resource on how to excel at game-deciding shootouts.

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  • D DaMarcus Beasley making most of fourth World Cup

    DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it. The first American to appear in four World Cups, he's helped lead the U.S. to its second straight trip to the knockout rounds. ''It's not about individual…

    The Associated Press
  • Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

    Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups. Costa Rica and Mexico advanced from their groups unbeaten and the United States can follow if it avoids defeat to Germany on Thursday. ''To have three teams to the Round of 16 I think…

    The Associated Press
  • Jermaine Jones - U.S. soccer's German bad boy shines in Brazil

    Jermaine Jones hasn't always been a favorite amongst U.S. soccer fans, but in Brazil he's been Jurgen Klinsmann's most reliable player.

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  • How will U.S. recover from last-second World Cup stunner as it prepares for Germany?

    United States' 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S., an emphatic confirmation of the sport's rising popularity in a country slower to embrace it than the rest of the world.

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  • Hydration, nutrition and rest key for US in Manaus

    Kyle Beckerman is counting on all his experience playing Major League Soccer games in the heat and humidity to prepare him for what he will face in the World Cup on Sunday. Hydration and planning are paramount for weathering the challenging tropical conditions of the Amazon rain forest, where the…

    The Associated Press